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Bell, Robert Anning (1863-1933) 

Gender: Male

Functions, occupations and activities
English decorative artist and painter; born in London (14 April 1863); studied at Westminster School of Art and at the Royal Academy Schools; later he worked in Paris and travelled to Italy; belonged to the group of artist-craftsmen who brought about the last flowering of the Pre-Raphaelite movement; painted in oil and watercolour and was among the pioneers of the revival of the use of tempera; was also an illustrator and worked in stained glass and mosaic; he was an active member, and in 1921 Master, of the Art Workers' Guild, as well as a member of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, helping to organize the latter's shows in London, Turin, Brussels and Paris; he was an instructor in painting and design at University College, Liverpool, in 1894, chief of the design section at Glasgow School of Art from 1911, and Professor of Design at the Royal College of Art, London, from 1918 to 1924; he was elected Associate of the Royal Academy in 1914 and Member of the Royal Academy in 1922; died in London (27 November 1933).


Archival Resources
Number noted: 8

Letter to the Glasgow Arts Club, with gratitude for their hospitality and presenting a book, 6/9/1903
Held at: Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections
Document reference: Gen. 1995/9

Held at: Glasgow School of Art Archives
Document reference: DIR 5-9

Letter to Bernard Osborne, 22/5/1917
Held at: Glasgow University Library, Special Collections Department
Document reference: Art Arch.

Correspondence with the Victoria & Albert Museum, 1904-1923
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design
Document reference: MA/B/1028
Comments: Access by appointment only

Letter from, to A L Baldry, 1901
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/972/4950/12
Comments: Access by appointment

Letter from, to Sir Edward Poynter, 1897
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1917/229/21
Comments: Access by appointment

Letters (2) from, to Isidore Spielmann, 1897-1903
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1999/2/190-191
Comments: Access by appointment

Letters (6) and postcards (2) to E Rimbault Dibden, 1906
Held at: Walker Art Gallery
Document reference: A10
Comments: Bona fide researchers only, advance appointment and proof of research activities required. Papers not listed

Date of creation: 07 November 2002, 14:42:55